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With Virginia Primaries and Conventions Coming Up Soon, Which Candidates Are Racking Up Endorsements – and Which Aren’t?

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With Virginia’s Democratic and Republican primaries and conventions coming up, starting on June 23, which candidates in competitive primaries/conventions are racking up endorsements and which aren’t? Here are the candidates and some of their Virginia elected/former elected official endorsements.

U.S. Senate – Incumbent Sen. Mark Warner (D)
Daniel Gade (R): State Sen. Richard Stuart (R), State Sen. Jill Vogel (R), E.W. Jackson (R), Del. Wendell Walker (R), Chesapeake Mayor Rick West, Del. Terry Kilgore (R), former Rep. Scott Rigell (R), former Rep. Randy Forbes (R). Also, former Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) seems very favorably inclined towards Gade, if he hasn’t formally endorsed him.
Thomas Speciale: ?
Alissa Baldwin: ?

VA01 – Incumbent Rep. Rob Wittman (R)
Vangie Williams (D): Sen. Louise Lucas (D), Sen. Mamie Locke (D), Dumfries Mayor Derrick Woods, Dumfries Vice Mayor Monae Nickerson, Dumfries Town Council Member Brian Fields, Dumfries Town Council Member Cydny Neville, Dumfries Town Council Member Selonia Miles, Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D), Del. Shelly Simonds (D)…
Qasim Rashid (D): I’m not seeing any elected or formerly elected officials on his website. Rashid does list several former candidates (Jeff Foster, Morgan Goodman, Stan Scott, Herb Jones – who also served three terms as New Kent County Treasurer) as supporting him. UPDATE: I’m told that Prince William County School Board Chair Babur Lateef has endorsed Qasim Rashid.

VA02 – Incumbent Rep. Elaine Luria (D)
Scott Taylor (R): ?
Ben Loyola, Jr. (R): Former Rep. Scott Rigell (R), Former Rep. Randy Forbes (R), Former State Sen Jeff McWaters (R), State Sen. Bill DeSteph (R), State Sen. John Cosgrove (R), Del. Glenn Davis (R), Del. Emily Brewer (R), Del. Jay Leftwich (R), former Del. Brenda Pogge (R), former Del. Rocky Holcomb (R), Mayor Rick West of Chesapeake, Mayor William “Smitty” Dize of Cape Charles, Mayor Larry LeMond of Cheriton, Virginia Beach City Council Members Louis Jones and John Moss, and many others.
Jarome Bell (R): ?

VA05 – Incumbent Rep. Denver Riggleman (R)
Rep. Denver Riggleman (R): Not seeing any Virginia elected or former elected official endorsements on Riggleman’s website, but he does list President Trump and Jerry Falwell, Jr. Also, Rep. “Gym Jordan” (R) – yuck – has endorsed Riggleman.
Bob Good (R): State Sen. Steve Newman (R), former Rep. Tom Garrett (R)
RD Huffstetler (D): State Sen. Louise Lucas (D), State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D), State Sen. John Bell (D), Albemarle Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Hingeley (D), Charlottesville City Council member Heather Hill, former Charlottesville Mayor Kay Slaughter, and numerous others.
John Lesinski (D): State Sen. Dave Marsden (D)
Claire Russo (D): Not seeing any Virginia current or former elected officials endorsing her, but she *was* endorsed by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and by EMILY’s List.
Cameron Webb (D): Not seeing any Virginia current or former elected officials endorsing him, but he *was* endorsed by 314 Action, the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, etc. UPDATE 6/8 – Webb was endorsed by Virginia State Sen. Ghazala Hashmi and Prince Edward Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Clark

VA07 – Incumbent Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D)
Nick Freitas (R): Endorsed by former Rep. Dave Brat, U.S. Rep. Ben Cline (VA-06), State Sen. Bryce Reeves (R), Del. Michael Webert (R), Del. Brenda Pogge (R), Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins, Orange County Sheriff Mark Amos, Culpeper County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Walther, Culpeper County Supervisor Tom Underwood, Goochland County Supervisor Susan Lascolette, Louisa County Supervisor Duane Adams, Orange County Supervisor James Crozier,  Culpeper County School Board member Nate Clancy, Culpeper County GOP Chair and School Board member Marshall Keene, Culpeper Town Council members Keith Brown, and Jon Russell; Orange Town Council member Tim Bosford. Also, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R), U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R), U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R), Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R), Jerry Falwell, Jr.
John McGuire (R): Not seeing any endorsements from current or former Virginia elected officials listed on his website or Facebook page.
Tina Ramirez (R): Endorsed by Neil Spoonhower – Goochland County Board of Supervisors; Chris Winslow – Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors; Debbie Bailey – Chairman, Chesterfield County School Board; Kirk Twigg – Spotsylvania School Board; Carey Allen – Chesterfield Soil and Water District Director and Vice-Chair of the Chesterfield County Republican Committee; Chuck Fadus – Midlothian Magisterial District Chairman and these folks.
Pete Greenwald (R): Not seeing any endorsements from current or former Virginia elected officials listed on his website or Facebook page.
Andrew Knaggs (R): Not seeing any endorsements from current or former Virginia elected officials listed on his website or Facebook page.
Jason Roberge (R): Not seeing any endorsements from current or former Virginia elected officials listed on his website or Facebook page.

VA10 – Incumbent Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D)
Aliscia Andrews (R): Not seeing any endorsements from current or former Virginia elected officials listed on her website or Facebook page.
Jeff Dove (R): Not seeing any endorsements from current or former Virginia elected officials listed on his website or Facebook page.
Matt Truong (R): Former Fairfax County School Board member Elizabeth Schultz (R), plus these folks.

VA11 -Incumbent Rep. Gerry Connolly (D)
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D): Fairfax County Board members Rodney Lusk (D) and Walter Alcorn (D), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D), and presumably others…just don’t see them on his website or Facebook page. [UPDATE 6/7: OK, now they’ve added a bunch on their website – Speaker Eileen Filler Corn, Del. Hala Ayala, Sen. Dave Marsden, Sen. Scott Surovell, Fairfax County Board Chair Jeff McKay, Prince William County Board Chair Ann Wheeler, Prince William County Supervisor Andrea Bailey, Prince William County Supervisor Kenny Boddye, Fairfax County School Board members Rachna Sizemore Heizer and Karl Frisch…]
Zainab Mohsini (D): I don’t see any endorsements by Virginia current/former elected officials listed on her website or Facebook page.